Spinach and Salmon Baked Omelet Roll
Seriously you guys. Did you know that one could bake, stuff and roll an omelet, much like they would a cake?
HOW FRIGGIN’ GENIUS IS THAT?
Call me ignoramus, but until I stumbled upon Michelle’s Baked Omelet Roulade recipe, over at Peachy Palate, I had NO idea that this could even be attempted. Actually, I don’t think the thought would’ve ever occurred to me… Or well, maybe it would have eventually, but it might have taken a great deal of time still, way too much time. Because until that day finally came, I would’ve been in total oblivion as to the existence of this deliciousness. What a shame that would’ve been!
Tell you what: now that I’ve successfully, and super easily might I add, made my very own Baked Omelet Roll, I am totally, crazily in love with the concept! I want to make all sorts of them. ALL KINDS, I tell you. Savory as well as sweet. I want to eat nothing but that for the next year or so! For realz.
Say… how many baked omelet recipes will you guys tolerate before you all ditch me?
Kidding, of course! You can expect me to share a couple, though, but I promise to be good and not share ALL of them. I’ll save only my top favorites for you guys.
I say this Spinach and Salmon version would be a good place to start, won’t you agree? Alright, let’s do this then!
But before you touch any of your food ingredients, you need to preheat your oven to 350°F and then grease and line a 9″ x 13″ rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure you leave a bit of an overhang at either ends: this will make rolling the omelet that much easier. Now put that aside and take out DA FOOD!
We’ll start by making the omelet “batter”, and for that, we need to add a bunch of eggs, some almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, coconut milk, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl. You then want to mix this energetically until it becomes nice and frothy.
I was feeling lazy that day and opted to use my electric hand mixer, (blame it on the keto flu) but of course, you could very well do this with a good ole hand whisk.
Pour the egg mixture right into the prepared baking sheet and delicately place it in the oven. Bake this for about 10-12 minutes, until just set. Don’t expect much coloring to happen, the omelet will remain fairly pale.
While the omelet is in the oven, chop the spinach roughly and then place it in a large microwave safe bowl. Cook it on high, uncovered, for about 4 minutes or until completely wilted. Allow it to cool for a few minutes and then squeeze as much water as you can out of it.
Put the spinach back in the bowl, then add the canned salmon, tahini, paleo mayo, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix everything delicately until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
When your omelet is cooked through, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes, then spread the salmon mixture all over its surface with a spatula.
Be very ginger here: you wouldn’t want to rip your omelet!
Roll the omelet gently but tightly by pulling delicately on the parchment paper, which will help guide and hold it.
I think you will be surprised by how easily this rolls. I was really expecting it to crack and fall apart, but not at all. It rolls beautifully and smoothly, much better than any cake I’ve ever dealt with.
Once your omelet is completely rolled up, wrap it with the parchment paper and place it in the fridge to cool and firm up for a couple of hours, or even until the next day.
You know, if you wanted to, you could also serve this warm, right as it comes out of the oven, but it’ll be a tad more delicate, so you’ll have to be extra careful when slicing it and when handling the slices.
When you are ready to serve, slice into 8 slices and drizzle with tahini sauce that’s been thinned with a little bit of water, then sprinkle generously with toasted sesame seeds.
All in all, this is a crazy versatile dish (and can you say pretty?) one cannot not fall in love with. It can be enjoyed warm or chilled, is just as amazing for breakfast as it is for dinner and you can stuff it with pretty much anything your heart desires, or your fridge has to offer…
Plus, I think it would look pretty spectacular on a buffet table, which, in my opinion, makes it a great contender for your next pot-luck party.
Personally, I chose to eat mine for breakfast with a healthy serving of the Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Smokey Bacon Salad I had just made.
Talk about a delicious and nutritious way to start the day! I wouldn’t have it any other way…
Spinach and Salmon Baked Omelet Roll
For the omelet
- 6 large eggs
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp tapioca flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
For the stuffing
- 450 g baby spinach leaves
- 1 can wild-caught salmon, drained
- 1/4 cup tahini paste
- 1/4 cup paleo mayo
- 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp tahini paste
- 1-2 tbsp water to thin the tahini
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and line a 9" x 13" rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, leaving a bit of an overhang at either ends.
- Add all the ingredients for the omelet to a large mixing bowl and mix energetically with a whisk or with a hand mixer, until frothy.
- Pour this egg mixture right into the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until set.
- In the meantime, chop the spinach roughly and then place it in a large microwave safe bowl. Cook on high, uncovered, for about 4 minutes or until completely wilted and then allow to cool for a few minutes.
- When the spinach is cool enough to be handled with your bare hands, squeeze as much water as you can out of it and put it back in the bowl, then add the canned salmon, tahini, paleo mayo, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix everything delicately until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- When the omelet is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes, then spread the salmon mixture all over its surface with a spatula.
- Roll the omelet gently but tightly by pulling delicately on the parchment paper, which will help guide and hold it.
- Once the omelet is completely rolled up, wrap it with the parchment paper and place it in the fridge to cool and firm up for a couple of hours.
- Slice into 8 slices and garnish with tahini sauce thinned with a little bit of water and toasted sesame seeds.
- This will keep in the refrigerator for a few days.
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18 Comments on “Spinach and Salmon Baked Omelet Roll”
A dozen. Any more and I’d have to cut you from my reading list. (kidding) 😉 This looks great!
HAHAHA! You’re funny Tekesha. I promise to stop at 10 then, just to be on the safe side! 😉
What a great and unique idea! Breakfast, lunch or dinner and so many different filling options!
Don’t feel bad, I have 30 years professional food experience and created 100s of recipes and still never thought of this. I can’t wait to try it.
PS Do you check your email connected to the contact form? I sent you at least one and have never gotten an answer. You’re so good at responding to comments that I thought this was a bit odd.
Oh no!!! I do check that email very regularly Beth and answer any mail I get just as religiously as I do comments. I guess your email never made it to my inbox, unfortunately! When did you send that?
Oh wow – this is so cool! This reminds me of pinwheel sandwiches… except much more nutrient-dense. Love it! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
So true, Mandy! It reminded me of them too! I suppose one could even make a smaller version of this to make it even more similar to them and turn it into more of a finger food thing. Hmmm… something I’m thinking I need to attempt now! 🙂
Never would have thought to make an omelette roll before! This is a seriously delicious idea.. I have to recreate the recipe. Pinned!
I know, right? I thought the exact same when I saw it on Michelle’s page. I just HAD to recreate it. Hope you have as much fun making this as I did. Let me know how it went if you end up making it! 🙂
This is such a disgustingly simple idea I can’t believe I never thought of it (though I am naturally uncreative in the kitchen!) however cannot believe I have NEVER seen it before ever online.
You and Shel rock 🙂 This seems like such an easy peasy breakfast or brunch idea that looks like you spent hours in the kitchen! I know what I’m making when my mother and father in law are in town next week for Sunday brekkie.
I’m still recovering from my fish aversion while I was pregnant (baby came last month) so I might try a different filling though… hopefully I’ll be able to eat salmon again, I used to LUUURVEEE it and this combo sounds amaze-balls.
Oh maaaan! I hope your brain suddenly remembers just how good salmon is, too! Such a shame that it had to take an aversion to it. Pregnancies, what they will do to you!!! I think that this would be a good place to start with reintroducing fish. It’s so pretty and tasty, it will help convince your brains for sure!
And if you still can’t do fish, I think ham would be a glorious replacement…
At any rate, I hope you and your mother and father in law enjoy this as much as I have. Keep me posted! 🙂
I made this today for my mom and dad for brunch! It was DIVINE… I used a spinach, feta and salami filling and used yoghurt instead of mayo …
It was a huge hit, my folks even took back some left overs which they rarely do because I have like ten dishes in my rotation but am planning on fixing it now that I’m a mom and I want my kid to have loads of interesting dishes to eat when he is older 🙂
My egg dough was slightly darker, I’m thinking its because of the brand of almond flour I am using…
My hubby absolutely LOVED it and he says when his folks come we should try the spinach and salmon combination.
Now that I know I can actually make it work, I totally agree! Thank you so much for the lovely recipe.
Ah, but thank YOU so much for taking the time to leave such amazing feedback, Jovana. You have no idea just how much I appreciate that! And your flavor combination sounds absolutely divine, too. I’m so, so happy that the recipe worked so perfectly well for you and I hope things go just as good when you make it again for your husband’s family! 😀
Thanks again, Jovana. You totally rock! 🙂
Hi, this is absolutely amazing I am dying to try it! Simple, yummy and looks like a work of art! Could you however please suggest if I could substitute the tapioca flour for anything else?
Aw, thank you for your kind words, Charlotte, that’s so nice of you to say! 🙂 As for replacing the tapioca flour, you could very well use arrowroot flour or, if you do grains, corn starch. They all pretty much have the exact same properties.
Just had to come back and comment again…
One of the best recipes I’ve ever found online. Thanks again, and whenever I have guests over who are unannounced and are peckish, I whip this up in a few minutes and get “Ooooh, Ahhh, this is sooo delicious. I need the recipe.”
I’m pretty certain I’ve printed out and sent about at least 7 people to your blog because they all love this recipe and I’ve made so many versions.
P.S. Finally did the spinach/salmon combination when my in-laws came over and they and I loved it! 🙂
Wow! You just so totally made my day, Jovana. Seriously. Thank you so much for that! 😀
and ps, I’m SO glad to hear that you finally tried the salmon and loved it. HUGE YAY FOR THAT!!! 😀